All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, 2002 & 2003
First-Team Academic All-Big 12, 2002 & 2003
A strong candidate for First-Team All-Big 12 honors ... May finish her career among the all-time leaders in attack percentage and kills at KU ... Expected to repeat as a regular starter at middle blocker.
2003: junior season
Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season ... Started 31 of 33 matches for KU at middle blocker ... Notched a team-best .333 attack percentage ... Posted a match-high six blocks in two consecutive wins over Western Kentucky and Liberty (Aug. 29-30) ... Named to the 2003 Best Western Inns and Suites Invitational all-tournament team ... Tallied double-digit kills against No. 13 Minnesota, Dayton and Marquette in the Nike Invitational ... Contributed a career-high four aces against Arkansas ... Led KU with 20 kills against North Carolina ... Named to the Hampton Inn/Jayhawk Classic all-tournament team ... Posted 17 kills in 3-1 win over Texas Tech on Oct. 4 ... Added 12 kills against No. 7 Nebraska on Oct. 8 ... Posted 11 kills and 0 errors for a .786 hitting percentage in three games against Oklahoma on Oct. 11 ... Led KU and tallied a career-high 24 kills against Texas on Oct. 22 ... Recorded a career-high nine block assists to go with 12 kills at Colorado on Oct. 24 ... Totaled 13 kills, seven block assists and three block solos Oct. 29 against No. 7 K-State ... Notched 17 kills and seven blocks in win over No. 25 Missouri on Nov. 5 ... Tallied 22 kills on a .395 hitting mark in a win at Texas on Nov. 8 ... Added 13 kills on a .571 attack percentage at No. 4 Pepperdine in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.
2002: sophomore season
Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches ... Was a First-Team Academic All-Big 12 selection ... Averaged 2.67 kills and 1.04 blocks per game ... Had nine matches with 10 or more kills ... Set a KU record by recording a .917 hitting percentage (11 kills in 12 attempts) vs. Creighton (Aug. 31) ... Registered an attack percentage of .363 ... Was second on the team in total blocks (101) and third on the squad in kills (259) ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Jayhawk Classic (Sept. 13-14) and Hofstra Invitational (Sept. 6-7).
2001: freshman season
Played in 25 of the team's 31 matches ... Showed promising skills midway through the season and was rewarded with five starts ... Finished fifth on the team with 37 total blocks ... Recorded a career-best nine kills against Texas Tech (Oct. 6) ... Also had a season-high two block solos and three block assists in that match ... Carried the team to a four-game win over UMKC with eight kills in 10 swings (Sept. 17).
A 2001 graduate of Wathena High School ... Earned four varsity letters in both volleyball and basketball ... Also ran track for one year ... Named the Kansas Class 2A Volleyball Player of the Year in 2000 while leading WHS to a third-place finish at the state tournament ... Coached in volleyball by Terese Claflin ... A three-time selection to the All-Delaware Valley team ... Named to the school Honor Roll ... Participated in club volleyball with the Topeka Juniors.
Born September 12, 1983 ... Parents are Steve and Jerri Michaels.